Progressive Presents Progressive Park!

Buckle up for some insurance-themed fun! With thrilling attractions such as the totally realistic “Traffic Jam” and the world’s first “Never Bump Bumper Cars” (which are both exactly what they sound like), who wouldn’t be excited? Well, everybody. It might be billed as fun for the whole family, but Flo and Co. soon look at an empty parking lot and realize that an insurance park was a bad idea. Oh well. It’s a pretty spot-on parody of amusement park ads.

 

 

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Progressive’s Creepy Cornfield Commercial

In its newest ad, Progressive manages to parody both Field of Dreams and (more prominently) Children of the Corn. Flo tries to reassure a farmer and his family after a tree falls on his truck. She tells him not to worry and that he’s covered…but Flo’s creepy speech pattern and her Progressive colleagues emerging from the cornfield just freak them out more. “We’re all here for you…all day, all night”…gahh. Flo thinks they put the guy at ease by speaking calmly and clearly, but Jamie thinks he heard weird voices while in the corn.

 

 

Progressive Presents “Progressive On Ice”

Progressive gets meta with this bizarre spot. Are you adequately prepared for the insurance-themed experience of a lifetime? Well, here’s “Progressive on Ice”! There are Flo and Jamie lookalike ice dancers shimmying away with house and car props. “But why?” Ice Dancer Weekly asks. The Family Fun Times notes “I had the whole row to myself.” Tickets are not available now or ever, but some YouTube commenters say they’d actually want to see this if it was a real thing. Silly, but amusing work from Progressive.

 

Progressive’s Flo Leads A Focus Group…A Flocus Group, If You Will

I’ve sat in focus groups before, and Progressive’s portrayal is pretty dead on. From the inane commentary (“I’ve seen violence”) to the off-topic tangents (“Top of the bundle to you!”), it all sounds familiar. We all know Stephanie Courtney is Flo, and Jade Catta-Preta plays Meredith, the mom who disapproves of violence. Jamison Webb is Kirk, the “top of the bundle” guy, and Marco Rodriguez is Carl, the underrated “I’ve seen violence” dude. Anyone know the others?

Progressive’s Flo Is “Maid For Us”

Poor Flo…she’s no maid, but everyone thinks she is in Progressive’s new ad, which features sitcom parody “Maid For Us.” Comments have stated it uses the set from “Everybody Loves Raymond”, which is possible, though I must admit that I’ve never seen that show. It’s all rather dumb and clearly has nothing to do with Progressive Insurance, but that theme song is a pretty spot-on sitcom parody.

Progressive Shows Jamie’s 40th, Including His Big House And Beautiful Wife

I’ll admit that Progressive’s long-running campaign with Flo (played by Stephanie Courtney) has become kind of a commercial blind spot for me. The campaign has just been around for so long and with so many ads that I’ve pretty much stopped paying attention to them. But this one caught my eye. From what I gather of the Progressive saga, Jamie (Jim Cashman) is kind of the butt monkey of the agents. So when everyone comes to his place for his 40th birthday, surprises abound. Jamie’s house that he claims “is not much” is actually quite modern and spacious. Also, Jamie has a bunch of kids, an incredibly sexy wife (played by Xian Mikol), and a beautiful, operatic singing voice. Who knew?

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